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Forum: Hardbody Forum (D21) 08-09-2022, 10:49 AM
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Posted By XoXSciFiGuy
The Flaming Marshmallow. It's not just famous,...

The Flaming Marshmallow. It's not just famous, it's INFAMOUS. If there was a Hall of Fame here, the FM would be on top. The FM represents the best in hardbody conversions.

Just my opinion is all....
Forum: Hardbody Forum (D21) 08-05-2022, 09:19 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 713
Posted By XoXSciFiGuy
Well...if nothing else works you can always go...

Well...if nothing else works you can always go the Weber conversion route. One of the problems with these old(er) Nissan trucks is all the anti-pollution stuff they had to put on them to meet US...
Forum: Hardbody Forum (D21) 08-05-2022, 07:29 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 713
Posted By XoXSciFiGuy
I'm going to suggest a video to be posted to...

I'm going to suggest a video to be posted to YouTube. You might want to start by explaining briefly what's happening with the engine and then start it up.

Move the camera here and there around...
Forum: Hardbody Forum (D21) 08-04-2022, 08:55 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 713
Posted By XoXSciFiGuy
Okay, okay. Stop. Stop now. :disagree: ...

Okay, okay.
Stop.
Stop now. :disagree:

The first thing is to determine if you have a bad head gasket.

When the engine is stone cold, pop off the radiator cap. Do you see a bunch of yellow...
Forum: Hardbody Forum (D21) 08-01-2022, 08:48 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 230
Posted By XoXSciFiGuy
White smoke is NOT a fuel pump issue. White smoke...

White smoke is NOT a fuel pump issue. White smoke is coolant being shoved down into the cylinders, usually from a bad head gasket, or sometimes an intake manifold gasket depending on where the...
Forum: Hardbody Forum (D21) 08-01-2022, 08:37 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 245
Posted By XoXSciFiGuy
Did you make sure the engine was at absolute top...

Did you make sure the engine was at absolute top dead center on the COMPRESSION stroke when you checked the position of the oil pump gear shaft? Otherwise checking it won't tell you anything.

If...
Forum: Hardbody Forum (D21) 07-31-2022, 09:31 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 245
Posted By XoXSciFiGuy
One tooth off on the oil pump gear equals 20...

One tooth off on the oil pump gear equals 20 degrees of timing. Did you look to see if the pointer on your oil pump shaft was in the correct position when you re-installed it? That oil pump shaft...
Forum: Hardbody Forum (D21) 07-27-2022, 10:03 AM
Replies: 23,979
Views: 1,878,596
Posted By XoXSciFiGuy
https://i.imgur.com/QS9ER4S.jpg?1 I WISH I...

https://i.imgur.com/QS9ER4S.jpg?1

I WISH I had an update on my former truck, but can only hope that the new (and young) owner takes care of it as I did. Otherwise, he will waste that almost six...
Forum: Hardbody Forum (D21) 07-21-2022, 07:46 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 269
Posted By XoXSciFiGuy
I don't really have the magic answer here, but I...

I don't really have the magic answer here, but I DO know that fuel pressure in these trucks runs about 45 pounds. How much is that compared to something else?

The air pressure in your tires is...
Forum: Hardbody Forum (D21) 07-19-2022, 08:26 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 55
Posted By XoXSciFiGuy
I don't like silicone RTV for gaskets. It gets...

I don't like silicone RTV for gaskets. It gets soft after a while. You young whippersnappers love that stuff. I hate it. The only thing good about it is that it peels off pretty easy. That alone...
Forum: Hardbody Forum (D21) 06-26-2022, 07:59 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 182
Posted By XoXSciFiGuy
No they are the same organization. Some folks...

No they are the same organization. Some folks prefer the Facebook page, others the forum here. Some both.
Forum: Hardbody Forum (D21) 06-25-2022, 10:26 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 162
Posted By XoXSciFiGuy
It does sound like a carrier bearing problem to...

It does sound like a carrier bearing problem to me.
Up under the seat, that noise would probably be coming from the tranny shaft.
Center noise, carrier bearing.
Rear noise, U-joint. But you...
Forum: Hardbody Forum (D21) 06-24-2022, 04:40 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 182
Posted By XoXSciFiGuy
You know...I saw a post back there by the author...

You know...I saw a post back there by the author saying his alternator passed the test at the auto parts store.

Maybe it IS the belt. The easy test is to push down with light to medium force on...
Forum: Hardbody Forum (D21) 06-23-2022, 11:38 AM
Replies: 23,979
Views: 1,878,596
Posted By XoXSciFiGuy
This isn't really the spot for it on this forum,...

This isn't really the spot for it on this forum, but I'm not sure where it would go.

But just a reminder that anyone with IN is free to show up to our three-day campout coming in just over two...
Forum: Hardbody Forum (D21) 06-23-2022, 11:19 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 182
Posted By XoXSciFiGuy
One good thing about these D21's is that the...

One good thing about these D21's is that the starting and charging systems are just not THAT complicated. 90% of the time it comes down to a bad connection, bad battery, or bad alternator.

This...
Forum: Hardbody Forum (D21) 06-21-2022, 03:51 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 182
Posted By XoXSciFiGuy
I have to ask the history of this alternator and...

I have to ask the history of this alternator and who made it.
Starters and alternators rebuilt by Chinese companies are complete POS's these days.
Long story. Posted many times here before, and...
Forum: Hardbody Forum (D21) 06-19-2022, 08:14 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 75
Posted By XoXSciFiGuy
New for that price is a steal. Many of the...

New for that price is a steal. Many of the rebuilt units on the alternators and starters for Nissan hardbodies are coming from China, and that whole deal is a laugh a minute.

A friend of mine...
Forum: Hardbody Forum (D21) 06-18-2022, 10:46 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 75
Posted By XoXSciFiGuy
Your rig is 34 years old. Drop a new alternator...

Your rig is 34 years old. Drop a new alternator in it (not a China rebuilt and get one that comes with the new pigtail already attached) then stuff a real good battery in there with new cables.
...
Forum: Shows and Get Togethers 06-02-2022, 03:46 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 346
Posted By XoXSciFiGuy
June 1, 2022 Update: Officially, attendance...

June 1, 2022 Update:

Officially, attendance to this one is now closed. UN-officially, anyone from IN or who plans to bring their Nissan up there is more than welcome. Or you can contact me...
Forum: Hardbody Forum (D21) 06-02-2022, 03:38 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 219
Posted By XoXSciFiGuy
It is difficult to get parts for these TBI...

It is difficult to get parts for these TBI systems, and the used TBI's you find on eBay are decades old as well.

Aftermarket support is pretty much non existent. If you can't keep the truck going...
Forum: Hardbody Forum (D21) 05-30-2022, 06:04 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 264
Posted By XoXSciFiGuy
Ah...I see them now. The Flaming Marshmallow...

Ah...I see them now.
The Flaming Marshmallow is just so damn famous in Nissan Land. I actually read the entire build thread on it, although that took a couple of weeks here and there until I...
Forum: Hardbody Forum (D21) 05-30-2022, 05:57 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 123
Posted By XoXSciFiGuy
When your incandescent fuel warning light doesn't...

When your incandescent fuel warning light doesn't come on, it is usually the bulb. Even the best incandescent bulb won't last thirty years or more. :)
Forum: Hardbody Forum (D21) 05-29-2022, 07:43 AM
Replies: 23,979
Views: 1,878,596
Posted By XoXSciFiGuy
I sold my 97 King Cab last fall and bought a 2009...

I sold my 97 King Cab last fall and bought a 2009 Xterra for towing a travel trailer, but before I did that I slapped on a set of 15 inch wheels and tires. You get a slight raise without messing with...
Forum: Nissan SUV 05-29-2022, 06:52 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 106
Posted By XoXSciFiGuy
Towing With The Xterra

The Xterra, at least the second generation models, are rated to tow 5,000 pounds maximum. The Frontier, using the same basic running gear for the most part, are rated to 7,500.

But because the...
Forum: Hardbody Forum (D21) 05-22-2022, 07:27 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 264
Posted By XoXSciFiGuy
It's not just the size of the engine, your...

It's not just the size of the engine, your suspension, or even adding trailer brakes, anti-sway, or any of that stuff.

Your truck simply isn't BIG enough to haul that kind of weight. Not even...
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